Re: Camping MB (LONG) - Reply shorter
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 12:40:14 -0400
Bob Robinson wrote a long post on Camping MB.
>For what it's worth, here's our part of our section on Merit Badges excerpted
>from our Troop Policies and Procedures. This was voted on and unanimously
>ratified by the Troop Committee.
What about the boys?? Isn't the troop supposed to be run by the boys? What
does the PLC have to say about this? While it is nice to have the parents
agree, don't the boys get some say on as crucial an issue as this
>6.5.2 Time Limits - Regular Badges
>Normally, a Scout has six months to complete a merit badge.
[snip] Isn't this an added requirement that BSA *does not make* !!
>6.5.5 Recording and Recognition
>Upon completion, the Scout must first contact the Troop Advancement Chairman
>for recording purposes, then the Scoutmaster for recognition purposes.
>Time limits have been established to encourage a Scout to set meaningful and
>realistic goals and to be focused on meeting those goals
This is all well and good, but I was always told that we could not change
the requirements for advancement and merit badges...this seems to me to be
As the outgoing Advancement Chair for my troop (and incoming Committee
Chair) I always insisted that the SM sign the Blue card twice before I got
it. The first was when the BC was started and again after the counselor
signed off. In my troop (at least) the advancement job included getting
the patches...with 60 boys, the SM's job is tough enough.
>BSA Troop 227
>Merit Badge Process for Scouts
Having the process spelled out is great...my one qualm is with the time
contraints placed by the committee not BSA. But then again others may
diagree with me!
Michael A. Golrick
Advancement Chair/Committee Chair
Troop 68/Trumbull CT
Ordeal Member Tankiteke Lodge #313
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